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Reid Remarks On Changing The Senate Rules

“In the history of the Republic, there have been 168 filibusters of executive and judicial nominations. Half of them have occurred during the Obama Administration – during the last four and a half years. These nominees deserve at least an up-or-down vote.” “This gridlock has consequences. Terrible consequences. It is not only bad for President…

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Reid Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Judicial Nominees

“Republicans have blocked three highly qualified female D.C. Circuit nominees in a row… Today they are expected to block confirmation of District Judge Robert Wilkins, a competent and experienced nominee with bipartisan support.”  “The type of Republican obstruction we face today has become commonplace. President Obama’s circuit court nominees… have waited seven times longer than…

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Reid Statement On Republicans’ Rejection Of Nina Pillard’s Nomination To The D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Republicans blocked Nina Pillard, the third nominee to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to be blocked by Republicans this year. Pillard’s nomination received a vote of 56 to 41, four votes short of the 60 required to break a filibuster: “I am extremely disappointed…

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Reid Remarks On Republican Filibuster Of Qualified Judicial Nominees, Drug Safety Legislation

“It is unfortunate that Republicans have chosen to filibuster the nomination of yet another talented female jurist and dedicated public servant to fill a vacant seat on [the D.C. Circuit] court.”  “This bipartisan [compounding] legislation will ensure drugs manufactured in factories and mixed in pharmacies across the country are safe for consumers.”  “The Defense Authorization…

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Reid Remarks On The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Judicial Nominees

“It is time for Congress to pass a federal law that ensures all our citizens – regardless of where they live – can go to work unafraid to be who they are.” “It is unfortunate that Republican are filibustering another talented, dedicated public servant nominated to serve on this crucial court.”  “Republicans have already blocked…

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Reid Statement On Republican Filibuster Of Watt And Millet Nominations

Searchlight, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today: “Republicans’ unprecedented obstruction continued today with a step that we have not seen since the Civil War, as they blocked Representative Mel Watt, a sitting member of the House of Representatives, from being confirmed to an Administration position. Minutes later, Republicans blocked a highly qualified woman, Patricia Millet,…

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Reid Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Nominees

“Patricia Millett… has argued more than 32 cases before the highest court in the land… She is a military spouse and mother of two who argued a case before the Supreme Court while her husband… was deployed in Afghanistan… So it is truly a shame that Republicans would filibuster this exceedingly qualified nominee for unrelated…

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Reid Remarks To Convene The Senate

“America’s economy is poised to grow and expand. And the last thing it needs is another manufactured crisis – such as a government shutdown – to derail its progress.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding on Nevada judicial nominee Andrew Gordon, on a continuing resolution to…

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Reid Remarks On Miranda Du, An Experienced Litigator Nominated For U.S. District Court, District Of Nevada

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the nomination of Miranda Du to the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Today the Senate will consider the nomination of Miranda Du to the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, in Las…

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Reid Statement On Republican Obstruction Of Caitlin Joan Halligan

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Republicans blocked the nomination of Caitlin Joan Halligan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit: “Senate Republicans today sent the sad message that political gamesmanship is more important than a judicial nominee’s qualifications. Caitlin Joan Halligan is a…

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